Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Jon's Lefty-9er


There is a hilarious (but too long for the blog) story about how I mis-measured the head tube on this bike after building it and panicked. Suffice to say that plastic calipers and hot metal can lead to... problems. Or to sum up even more succinctly: I'm an idiot.

Regardless, the head tube is actually fine. Jon built her up and is enjoying the Lefty fork with the big wheels. Check it out!

7 comments:

Manicmtbr said...

is this the first frame you built for john or a replacement? Read the earlier post about headshok VS lefty and just wondering . . .

Anonymous said...

Walt did an awesome job with the frame! I'm so stoked by it. If anyone is on the fence about having a frame welded up, just do it. You won't be dissapointed. The craftsmanship is superb and the frame rides like nothng else.

- Jon

Walt said...

It's the original frame. Some idiot (er, me) damaged my calipers in between building it and getting ready to ship it, so when I went to double check the head tube, I thought it was the wrong size.

Yeah, long sad story. But a happy ending!

Anonymous said...

Walt you idiot!

Looks really nice!

Nick the idiot.

Rob Young said...

Hurray for happy endings! The bike looks fantastic. :)

Feldy said...

Walt, you should tell him he can leave the bumper off the fork since WW frames stand up really well to stanchions slamming into the down tube. ...wait, I think i have that backwards. ;-D heh, he. You should do a post about that sometime.

Wayne Smith said...

AWESOME!!, that means that my bike is going to go together perfectly. I'm glad you didn't sell one of your frames for pennies on the dollar, and you got that all sorted out. Just 3 more days and I get to hold my bike for the first time.

Thanks Walt,

Wayne